Struggling Parramatta Eels ready to clean out underperforming players at end of 2018, says The Mole

The under-performing Eels are preparing for a cleanout at the end of the season after paying massive ‘overs’ to sign Raiders prop Junior Paulo for 2019.

Paulo, a Kiwi who began his career at the Eels, is all but done on a four-year deal worth over $600,000 a season - money his current club Canberra simply couldn’t match.

Already dead and buried as a finals contender, the Eels are planning for 2019 and have several other big-name targets.

But that means players will have to go, and the club is set to cut up to 10 members of its current roster to complete a makeover for next year.

A host of big names, including Kirisome Auva’a, David Gower, Jarryd Hayne, George Jennings, Cameron King, Suaia Matagi, Kaysa Pritchard, Beau Scott, Peni Terepo, Siosaia Vave and Tony Williams are off contract and many will be told they are free to leave.

The Eels are also likely to offer other players who are under contract for 2019 to rival clubs to free up more space in the salary cap.

Hayne signed only for one year?

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Hayne signed only for one year?

Yep only one year. I must have another dream that starts in 2019

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Hayne signed only for one year?

Yep only one year. I must have another dream that starts in 2019

Hello Hayne. I guess it makes sense that you’re a member on this forum, Campbelltown is home for you.

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Hayne signed only for one year?

Yep only one year. I must have another dream that starts in 2019

Hello Hayne. I guess it makes sense that you’re a member on this forum, Campbelltown is home for you.

Whoops 😬 gave myself away there 🤫

Jennings or Auva’a may be cheapie pick ups

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Jennings or Auva’a may be cheapie pick ups

Throw in Moses and we might have a pretty serviceable ball boy core :slight_smile:

T-Rex went well against us for his 30 min stint. He got Parra going.
Could be hit and miss though.

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T-Rex went well against us for his 30 min stint. He got Parra going.
Could be hit and miss though.

A lot more miss than hit

Would not want any of them except Gutherson…


The rest can go to hell in a basket for all i care…

Vave is a handy impact prop when he’s on. He was going well at Manly when Parra signed him but I haven’t sighted him this year. If we lost Sue to a more lucrative offer (which has to be a chance) then he might be worth a look.

If they’re gonna clear out ‘under-performing’ players then Moses and Norman should be on that list.

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If they’re gonna clear out ‘under-performing’ players then Moses and Norman should be on that list.

Moses may be a protected species due to his managers net of players

Mannah and Moses are Safe.

Norman happy with money but not with the teams balance.

I dont want any current eels here

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